Help Birdlife Australia Collect Data on Southern Upland and Plateau Birds Through National Initiative | Braidwood weather
Have you seen any birds in your yard, in the garden or when you are on the move?
Birdlife Southern Highlands liaison and conservation officer Christine Kelly said it was a “citizens’ initiative”.
“The more you record, the better the data,” she said.
It requires participants to go out every day from October 18-24 and use the Aussie Bird Count app to document the birds they see.
Ms Kelly advised people to go to different places each time they go out to make their observations.
“It is very important for Birdlife to have data on what happens to common birds like curawongs, crested pigeons, juveniles and magpies,” she explained.
The liaison and conservation officer said the database would be crucial after the 2019/20 bushfires.
“It paints a picture of recovery from the fires,” she explained.
“The fires caused the birds to move away in search of food and water, so we hope that with regeneration there will be birds that return.”
She also explained that the app would help people identify different birds.
The Aussie Bird Count app is available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
Highlanders and Tablelanders can contact Christine by emailing [email protected] if they want more information.
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